AJ Impact

Space 2019: What a year, what a decade we've had!

On the ground and in orbit, this year saw geopolitical competition, mega-constellations - and women in space.

Space 2019: What a year, what a decade we've had!

Iraq

Mike Pence on surprise visit to Iraq amid deadly protests

US vice president's visit comes as anti-government protests in Baghdad and across Iraq's mainly Shia south escalate.

Mike Pence on surprise visit to Iraq amid deadly protests

AJ Impact

US vice president to Boeing, SpaceX: You've got until the spring

Meanwhile, NASA inspector general releases damning report detailing huge 'unnecessary costs' and preferential treatment.

US vice president to Boeing, SpaceX: You've got until the spring

Trump Impeachment

Trump impeachment inquiry: Pence aide testifies; Bolton a no-show

Jennifer Williams, the special adviser to Vice President Pence for Europe and Russia, testifies in closed-door hearing.

Trump impeachment inquiry: Pence aide testifies; Bolton a no-show

Mike Pence

Standing with Hong Kong, Pence rounds on China, NBA and Nike

Vice president uses major speech to praise Hong Kong protesters, lambast China, but says US not seeking confrontation.

Standing with Hong Kong, Pence rounds on China, NBA and Nike

Middle East

US, Turkey agree on Turkish ceasefire with Syrian Kurds

US vice president says Ankara agreed to a five-day ceasefire in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw.

US, Turkey agree on Turkish ceasefire with Syrian Kurds

Middle East

Saudi oil attacks: Pence repeats Trump's 'locked and loaded' line

US vice president says Pompeo heading to Saudi Arabia, US 'evaluating evidence' following attacks on Saudi oil plants.

Saudi oil attacks: Pence repeats Trump's 'locked and loaded' line

Saudi Arabia

US demands Saudi Arabia release 'critic of Islam'

VP Mike Pence calls upon Saudi Arabia, Eriteria, Mauritania and Pakistan to release religious dissidents.

US demands Saudi Arabia release 'critic of Islam'

AJ Impact

News of progress between US and Mexico sends markets higher

US stocks and oil prices rose on Thursday afternoon on reports that Mexico and the US were getting closer to a deal.

News of progress between US and Mexico sends markets higher

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US-Mexico talks on migration and trade to resume in Washington

Talks are aimed at striking a deal to avert 5 percent tariffs on Mexican goods set to take effect Monday.

US-Mexico talks on migration and trade to resume in Washington

Latin America

US calls on UN to recognise Guaido as Venezuela's president

US Vice President Mike Pence urges body to revoke UN credentials of the government of Nicolas Maduro.

US calls on UN to recognise Guaido as Venezuela's president

Venezuela

Sanctions, Venezuela, and US intentions

US says it wants to restore democracy, but critics argue Washington is worsening Venezuela's humanitarian crisis.

Sanctions, Venezuela, and US intentions

Latin America

US ramps up pressure on Maduro with fresh sanctions

US announces sanctions on four state governors, asks Latin American countries to step up pressure on Venezuela's Maduro.

United States

US shutdown: Trump 'walks out' of meeting over border wall funds

Trump says he told top Democrats 'bye-bye' after they said they would not fund a border wall if he ended the shutdown.

US shutdown: Trump 'walks out' of meeting over border wall funds

United States

US shutdown: Trump 'to stand firm' on border wall funding demand

US president and vice president on Capitol Hill for talks as shutdown stretches into 19th day.

US shutdown: Trump 'to stand firm' on border wall funding demand